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November 29th, 2012
BERNE — South Adams freshman Gabe Schwartz responded to the pressure of his first varsity wrestling match, delivering the sudden fall at 170 pounds that sealed a 42-31 Starfires' victory over Garrett Thursday night in the season opener at the Stardome.
"Schwartz comes up with a huge win as a freshmen and wins a meet for us. He was thrown right in it and got it done," praised South Adams coach Eric Myers after the ACAC meet.
Ten experienced wrestlers dot the lineup as Class A No. 1 Adams Central opens its season at home Thursday with ACAC foe Leo.
The Jets of coach Doug Schultz will have only one freshman in the lineup, 106-pounder Tucker Miller, while five seniors give the Jets a veteran look.
Former state streeter Cody Walburn (90-11) will start his final season at 126 for the Jets, while Ben Pfister, state rated at 182 pounds, will open at 195 pounds for his second and last campaign for Central.
The Bellmont girls and boys swimming and diving teams both defeated Columbia City on Tuesday at Bellmont High School.
The girls defeated Columbia City 125-52, and the Bellmont boys won, 104-77, in their first meet of the season.
Juniors Sarah Evans and Rachel Klingensmith were double winners in individual races for Bellmont, with Evans winning the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke and Klingensmith winning the 50 and 100 freestyle races.
MONROE—Adams Central doubled up Churubusco in the second half erasing a six-point halftime deficit in their first win of the season, 33-27.
The Lady Jets used a 24-12 advantage in the final two quarters to extract revenge on the Lady Eagles who knocked AC out of the sectionals last season.
With two minutes left in the second quarter, the Lady Jets faced a 15-5 deficit, the biggest of the game for either team. Up until that point, AC was shooting 1-15 from the floor and simply could not buy a basket.
YORKTOWN — “If that’s the best team in 3A, and we’ve got (Brad) Busse in the lineup, you’re looking at maybe a two or three-point match today. We wrestled well enough to stay with them,” stated Bellmont wrestling coach Brent Faurote Saturday afternoon following Bellmont’s 41-27 loss to 3A No. 1 Yorktown in the final round of the annual Yorktown Thanksgiving Duals.
KINGSLAND—Norwell senior Josh Vanmeter put up 20 of his 24 points on the Jets in the second half to lead the Knights past the Jets at the Castle on Saturday night, 77-42.
Vanmeter made the opening field goal straight off the tip cashing in on a driving lay-up but then Norwell went cold for the next four minutes. Adams Central took advantage of several Knights’ miscues jumping out to a 12-2 lead before Vanmeter would break the four-minute slump with a smooth drive and score.
BERNE—While millions frantically shopped for good deals on the day after Thanksgiving, the South Adams girls basketball team frantically forged a come-from-behind win against the Bluffton Tigers on their home court, 43-41.
The Wayne Generals came calling at the Teepee Wednesday in the traditional season opening game between the Generals and the Bellmont Braves and with the exception of a quick turnover to start the game and another quick miscue to start the third period, Wayne did little wrong enroute to hammering out a 75-45 victory over the Braves.
COLUMBIA CITY — Despite offering one of the the youngest and most inexperienced opening meet lineups in his 25 years as the Bellmont head wrestling coach, Brent Faurote was smiling after the meet as his Braves rocked NHC foe Columbia City 51-19 Tuesday.
"Four freshmen in the lineup and three of them go out and get wins. That's not going to happen a lot this year, but there will be times when we do have three or four freshmen in the lineup," said Faurote.
The lid on the Bellmont basket that had earlier in the game been receptive to cashing in free throws closed tight in the final minutes of Saturday night's non-conference girls varsity basketball game with Heritage as the Squaws missed eight of their final nine tries in the fourth quarter and Heritage escaped with a 52-43 win.